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There are events for just about every age and interest at the Book Festival, bringing readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment and discussion. Around 1000 authors appear in over 800 events, including novelists, poets, scientists, sportsmen, illustrators, comics creators, historians, musicians, biographers, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides.

Teddy Bear Life Drawing

All Ages

Thursday 17 August 11:00am - 1:00pm

Bring along your teddy bear for an art class with a difference. Susie Hodge, author of Why is Art Full of Naked People?, shows you how to draw your teddy bear in a variety of styles, from impressionism to pointillism.

Susie Hodge: Why is Art Full of Naked People?

Families & 8+

Thursday 17 August 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Susie Hodge helps you understand art in her new book Why is Art Full of Naked People?, an accessible and educational introduction to art history. What's with all the fruit? And is this piece finished? Susie answers all the questions that you've been...